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ERIC Number: EJ1063803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Formative Assessment and the Intuitive Incorporation of Research-Based Instruction Techniques
Kuiper, Paula; VanOeffelen, Rachel; Veldkamp, Simon; Bokma, Isaac; Breems, Luke; Fynewever, Herb
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v26 n2 p125-157 2015
Using Max Weber's theory of ideal types, the authors classify the formative assessment techniques used by 12 college instructors. Their data reveal two pairs of opposing preferences: (1) highly preplanned vs. highly emergent and (2) focused on individual students vs. focused on the class as a whole. Using interview data, they illustrate how each type of instructor adopts practices consistent with research-based pedagogy, even while he or she may be unaware of the research base. The resulting composite case studies may serve as a reflection tool for instructors and professional developers pursuing proven formative assessment strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A